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The Cloud – stormy weather for transit wireless?

Exploding levels of information transfer are putting pressure on communications systems and network infrastructure.

Jim Baker

This autumn Apple – now reportedly the world’s most valuable company – will launch its online service strategy called ‘iCloud’, which since its June unveiling has helped drive the California firm’s stock skyward. In computing terms ‘the cloud’ typically refers to a migration from application and data storage on local devices to hosting on a vast network on online servers that can be accessed through the Internet from any device, anywhere you need....

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